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Hoyts-Duke Traverse 2/10/08

 
Hoyts-Duke Traverse 2/10/08

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Sunny day, starry night in Western Uintas

A bluebird ski tour with the pooches, 17 miles RT with 4500 ft elevation gain, up Swifts and down S Fk Weber.

Three 10,000er summits - North Hoyt 10,209, Main Hoyt 10,226, and finally the patriarch of Uinta's West Flank, Duke Mountain (which we skirted around 10,500 contour).

Some sections of the route were new to us, and turned out to be very nice. An undulating ridge at the head of Paulsin Basin; a crescent-shaped traverse above the escarpment of South Fork Weber Basin; and descent straight down the middle of Duke's North Slope.

It was headlamp time before we even got to the tricky Narrows and Pit sections of South Fork Weber Canyon - thanks Mike for excellent navigation there in the dark!

Jasmine and Max were truly dog tired by the time we got to the car just shy of 9 pm ... and I am sure Carol fully appreciated this outsize chunk of Everest training in the run-up to her departure to the Himalayas next month! For the rest of us, it certainly counts as a good preparation for Kings Peak Tour 2008.

Images


Plateau 9900

Plateau 9900

North aspect of Duke

North aspect of Duke

Escarpment of Plateau 9900

Escarpment of Plateau 9900

Cone and Wall Peaks

Cone and Wall Peaks

Descending North spur ridge of Duke

Descending North spur ridge of Duke

Descent to Paulsen Basin

Descent to Paulsen Basin

Skiing past FS boundary

Skiing past FS boundary

North slope of Duke

North slope of Duke

NE aspect of Hoyt Peak

NE aspect of Hoyt Peak

Breaking trail on North Hoyt

Breaking trail on North Hoyt

East aspect of Hoyt Peak

East aspect of Hoyt Peak

Headwaters of Swift Creek

Headwaters of Swift Creek

No Grizzly Adams here?

No Grizzly Adams here?

Max on Hoyt

Max on Hoyt

East Face of North Hoyt (10,209)

East Face of North Hoyt (10,209)


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